By Alexandra Bruce
The multiplied significant other publication to the number one documentary movie approximately 2012! The 2012 meme has advanced past any debates in regards to the relevance of the Maya lengthy count number calendar to the lives of latest humans. 2012 is set us on planet Earth at the present. December 21, 2012: will the realm fairly swap ceaselessly in this date, the tip of a 5,125-year calendar final used over 1000 years in the past? definitely Hollywood would prefer you to imagine so. certainly, a not-so-small has arisen round the date, hawking every thing from t-shirts to teleseminars. Clearing a course among myth and fact, Alexandra Bruce surveys the complete 2012 panorama, asking questions similar to: Is the Earth wasting its Mojo? How did 2012 come to intend "The finish of Time"? Did psychedelics facilitate the Maya "Cosmovision"? may still we fear approximately Earth Crustal Displacement? What the hell is "Planet X"? Uniquely among an unlimited array of 2012 literature, this e-book positive factors interviews with the major experts—including Graham Hancock, John significant Jenkins, Daniel Pinchbeck and lots of others—and insightful, distinctive research of the huge spectrum of opinion, debate, examine and fable in regards to the so much compelling "end occasions" prediction of the twenty first century.
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36 Incredibly, BBC2 took the unprecedented step of broadcasting a re-edited and corrected version of the documentary the month following the verdict. GRAHAM HANCOCK: CHAMPION OF UNORTHODOX VIEWS Hancock’s popularity stems not only from his phenomenal gifts of articulation and storytelling but also from his keen sense of where the hot buttons are in the various disciplines of science—and he presses them! He has coaxed the kind of debates and controversies around his 46 THE PRECESSION OF THE EQUINOXES & COSMIC INTERLOPERS material and has known how to stand his ground, generating loads of publicity and selling lots of books.
22 ca. 3100 BCE The Indus Valley civilization constructs the first advanced system of drainage. Menes unifies Upper and Lower Egypt, and a new capital is erected at Memphis ca. 3050 BCE The beginnings of Iberian civilizations, arrival to the peninsula, dating as far back as 4000 BCE. 26 THE MAYA ca. 3000 BCE Umm al Binni lake in the Al Amarah region of Iraq may be an impact crater, as suggested by satellite imagery, (Master 2001, 2002). Age of the crater estimated to be < 5,000 years. During that time, the region was under the Persian Gulf at a depth of approximately 10m (Larsen & Evans 1978: 237).
What we might call a fractal model, or a quantum model of reality. We see this most clearly in the 260-day calendar, the T’zolk’in, which is the core building block of all the Maya calendar systems. It consists of 13 numbers combined with 20 day-signs. 13 times 20 equals 260. Two-sixty is a key number for the Maya because it corresponds to the human gestation period. 19 “There’s this nine-month process of human unfolding that we all share. This is the philosophy behind the Maya calendar. Time unfolds like a flower, and it’s unfolding the inner essence of consciousness out of the Earth matrix, you might say.